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Recently Read: UMR columnist reflects on 9/11

UMR columnist and Claflin University chaplain Major Ken Walden was featured on the local Columbia, SC Fox affiliate. Click the link below to check it out: Ken Walden on WACH Recently Read Recently Read posts are stories the editors of The United Methodist Reporter have found interesting from other sites and wanted to share with […]

Walden’s Words: Team work makes a team work

Ken Walden unpacks the importance of the team for a successful ministry:
“In my civilian pastoral ministry, I understand how essential components interact together as it relates to leadership, followership, and delegation. All three should be applied and equally celebrated within a faith community. Congregational life should be a team effort at almost every level. I think the military does a good job in making clear distinctions in roles and responsibilities.”

Walden’s Words: Not a vacation for everyone

Military time is not the same as civilian time. Having served as an Air Force Chaplain Reservist for over a decade, I continue to enjoy this aspect of my life. It has been one of the best professional decisions in my pastoral ministry.  I served at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, Selfridge Military […]